Transit

News May 16, 2017
Uber announced Tuesday it is integrating with the Transit app in more than 50 cities across the U.S.   With this integration, when an Uber rider marks a transit stop as a final destination, a card will pop up showing departure times for various modes of transportation. Uber said the integration...
News May 15, 2017
In the second Roads & Bridges podcast of the year, Infrastructure Insider discusses President Trump's trillion-dollar infrastructure plan and the latest news in the road and bridge industry, including this week's reopening of the Atlanta I-85 bridge that collapsed in March.   Click here to...
Article May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...
News April 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring...
News April 27, 2017
Transit advocates are sounding the alarm over the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts, saying they would jeopardize $38 billion worth of planned public transportation projects.   The administration, which is working on a $1 trillion infrastructure package, has floated a $2.4 billion...
News April 25, 2017
Ride New Orleans, a transit advocacy group, repeated its call last week to have wait times and travel distances reduced for people in the city who rely on buses and streetcars to get on with their everyday lives.   The group hopes to influence the planning phase of what is being called the Regional...
News April 13, 2017
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is rolling out a fleet of “talking” buses to serve the state’s communities.   The new technology allows the buses to alert pedestrians and motorists with an automated announcement through a “Safe Turn Alert” system that voices messages such as “...

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News April 12, 2017
Hyperloop One recently announced that it has built its first U.S. testing site, a 1,640-ft long full-scale track in the deserts of Nevada, putting the company one step ahead of its competitors in the race to build Elon Musk’s futuristic transportation system.   Engineers have already begun testing...

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News April 03, 2017
Permanent repairs to damage caused in the Hoboken Terminal by a Sept. 29 commuter train crash that killed a woman in the station and injured more than 100 people will not be completed for another two years, according to N.J. Transit documents.   N.J. Transit's board of directors is scheduled to...

Image source: Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times

News March 24, 2017
The cost to build light rail on I-90 in Washington between Seattle and Bellevue has zoomed $225 million higher than Sound Transit once estimated, now that final engineering work has revealed the challenge of retrofitting the roadway.   Transit-board members voted unanimously to approve a contract...
News March 23, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.   Locomotives barreling across roadways often cause commuter back-ups and wrecks, which has become a point of concern for both residents and transportation...
News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
News March 21, 2017
State transit authorities announced Friday that $217 million will be allocated to projects intended to upgrade roadways, bridges, and rail systems across California.   The California Transportation Commission allocated the money for 72 transit projects and are encouraging the use of alternative...
News March 20, 2017
Financing for more than a dozen large-scale transit projects funded in part with federal transit grants is currently jeopardized by President Trump's plan to eliminate the $2.3 billion per year New Starts program.   Trump's 64-page budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would halt grants from the program...

Image source: Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

News March 20, 2017
Crews are installing rail and pouring concrete this week on Joe Carter Avenue in the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City for the MAPS 3 streetcar. Herzog Contracting Corp., in a joint venture with Stacy and Witbeck, has a $50 million contract to build the streetcar line.   Altogether, 4.9 miles of...
News February 27, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which ponders what it will take for transit to be a truly viable alternative to ordinary driving.
News February 07, 2017
The nation’s governors will submit a list of more than 300 infrastructure projects to President Trump’s administration this week, aiming to share billions he is urging for nationwide construction projects.   The requests by governors from at least 44 states are in addition to a preliminary list of...
News January 27, 2017
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $127 million to 49 projects to maintain the state's infrastructure systems.   The allocation includes more than $25 million for freight and rail transit projects that will improve service and safety.   The largest allocation, $...
News January 25, 2017
President Trump’s transition team has compiled a list of 50 potential transportation projects across the country that could be targeted in his promised infrastructure proposal, according to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune.   Two of the examples floated on the...
Article January 24, 2017
Streetcars have been an integral part of the New Orleans public transportation network since the first half of the 19th century. The longest of New Orleans’ streetcar lines is the St. Charles Avenue line. This streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world,...
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